As much as I loved this trip, I have been terrible at blogging about it. I started out strong but then got busy and started neglecting the blog. So as I try to get caught up with blog posts I'll throw in the final posts from Kaylah and I's big trip back out west.
Death Valley National Park is unbelievable. It's hot, it's dry, and it can kill you. People seriously die here from wandering too far from their cars and then getting disoriented and succumbing to the heat, but don't let that deter you from visiting, just bring lots of water.
It was 117 degrees when we visited. The sand was sparkly and I went to pick some up so that I could get a closer look and it burned my fingers. By the time we made it back into the car the soles of our shoes had begun to melt. The entire car smelled like burning rubber.
Despite the heat, Death Valley is a truly beautiful and amazing place. The photos don't do it much justice. It's yet another place that you simply have to experience for yourself.